Newsday (radio series)
|Genre||News, current events, and factual|
|Running time||Weekdays 0306–0330, 0400–0730 GMT|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom
|Home station||BBC World Service|
|Hosted by||Lawrence Pollard
|Recording studio||Broadcasting House
|Original release||23 July 2012 – present|
Newsday is BBC World Service's international early morning news and current affairs programme. It premiered on 23 July 2012. Replacing The World Today and Network Africa, the programme has a particular focus on Africa. It was expected at its launch that the programme would have one of the largest audiences - if not the largest - of any radio programme in the world.
Newsday was launched on 23 July 2012, replacing The World Today and Network Africa. For the first three weeks the programme was broadcast from the 2012 Summer Olympics, held in London. During its first six weeks it featured interviews with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Malawian President Joyce Banda, African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka, and former President of the African National Congress Youth League Julius Malema.
|Years||Presenter||Current role||Time (UK)||Location|
|2012–2015||Nuala McGovern||Main presenters||Monday - Wednesday (0300–0600)||London|
|2012–present||Bola Mosuro||Main presenters||Thursday - Friday (0300–0600)||London|
|2012–present||Lawrence Pollard||Main presenters||Monday - Friday (0600–0830)||London|
|2012–present||Tom Hagler||Main presenters||Occasional presenters||London|
Newsday interviews are often written up as online stories for BBC News Online.
Newsday invites listeners to comment on issues covered in the programme on social media. On Twitter, it uses the hashtag #BBCNewsday and tweets from the @bbcworldservice and @BBCAfrica Twitter profiles. On Facebook, it posts on the BBC World Service and BBC Africa pages. Newsday uses these social media profiles Mon-Fri, 2100–0900.
- BBC World Service, the home of Newsday
- BBC News
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